I spent a lot of time on the skeet range this year, hoping to improve my dogs’ perception of me as a less-than- worthy hunting partner.
Sending hundreds of rounds down range in the heat of summer had me shopping for some new shooting gear. A friend mentioned a shirt he had picked up from 5.11 Tactical.com so I decided to give it a try.
The 5.11 Stryke® PDU® Rapid long-sleeve shirt looked promising. I wanted something that covered me up, so the long sleeves and collar on this shirt fit the bill. It has a fitted construction, but the Flex-Tac® material allows for flexibility on the range. Of course, the promise of moisture wicking and odor control from the dual fabric construction was highly attractive for a sweaty guy as well. I cringed a little when I saw that it was only available in black, but my buddy assured me it wouldn’t matter. The shirt kept him cool even in direct sunlight.
I pulled the trigger and put it to the test. It was surprisingly cool and comfortable. The collar and long sleeves delivered as I’d hoped and the range of motion was incredible. Other features include permanent stitched creases and resistance to dirt and stains, which will keep you looking clean and professional on the range.
5.11 Tactical carries a wide range of gear for shooters, military members, and law enforcement, most built to military specs. I may have grabbed a few more items as well. Give them a look the next time you need gear for the range or the field — $60.
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